When you create a transcoder and configure it with a Wowza CDN - HDS/HLS stream target, the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service generates an HDS playback URL that can be used in third-party players. Those players, however, must support the Akamai HDCore ActionScript Library (HDCore). HDCore is a framework that, among other things, enables the player to swap between adaptive bitrate output renditions.
Some browsers support HDCore out of the box, some require an Akamai plug-in, and others require a custom plug-in.
The library is available using these plug-ins for JW Player, Flowplayer, and OSMF: